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Budget Engagement Process

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Give Your Input

Each year we ask you for your thoughts and fresh ideas around how we can reach our goals! There are four ways you can give your input:

What would you like to see at the district level, your local school, or is there anything your school does well that we should apply to other schools?

Register at engagedcps.org to let your voice be heard. Note: You must register in order for your feedback to be recorded.

We will review and share your feedback with our schools and DCPS leadership and look forward to exploring many of your suggestions.

Together, we can make DCPS a school district that provides a world-class education for all students.


Budget Development Timeline

1. Hearings   (November)
The Chancellor kicks off the collaborative budget development process with a hearing with representatives from all DCPS high schools and a public hearing to announce the three main budget priorities.

2. Parent and Community Input   (November - December)
DCPS invites community members to provide thoughts on the budget through meetings and online platforms.

3. Citywide LSAT Meetings  (November)
The Chancellor conducts three hands-on budget planning meetings with principals and local school advisory teams (LSATs).

4. DCPS Budget Development (December - January)
The Chancellor kicks off the formal budget development process, addressing how the budget will support the DCPS priorities and how it reflects feedback from the community, principals, and LSATs.

5. School Budget Allocations (February - March)
Principals receive their final budget allocations and construct their budgets in collaboration with LSATs and the community.

6. DC Government Budget Review (March)
The Mayor’s Office announces revenue projections, which form the basis for the DCPS budget.

7. DCPS Budget Finalized (March)
DCPS submits final school and central office budgets to the Mayor.

8. DC Government Budget Finalized (April 1)
The Mayor presents the DC government budget to the DC Council.



Contact us at ofpe.info@dc.gov or (202) 719-6613